Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of a £15m move.
Two teenagers die when they are hit by a train near a Hertfordshire station, the ambulance service says.
G8 leaders meeting in Northern Ireland back calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva "as soon as possible".
New car sales across Europe fell to their lowest level in two decades in May as the deepening recession hurt demand.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge to end 15 years of deflation has prompted the nation's biggest banks to raise mortgage rates, mobilizing people like Karin Abe to buy a home four years earlier than he had planned. (Bloomberg)
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At least 27 people, including a newly-elected lawmaker, are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
Japan's Nikkei will rise 51 percent in 2013 on expectations of higher company earnings, driven by a weaker yen after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe embarked on radical fiscal and monetary expansionary policies to spur growth, a Reuters poll showed (Reuters)
Japan's public television broadcaster, NHK, has developed an array of video cameras that are synchronized to create "bullet time" shots like those popularized in the film The Matrix. (pcworld.com)
Police said Tuesday that a mummified body was found earlier this month in a storage cabinet in a restaurant in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. (Japan Today)
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department arrested on Tuesday former managers of Agura Bokujo K.K., which went bust in 2011 with debts of 420 billion yen with some 70,000 investors across Japan. (Jiji Press)
Reported cases of rubella in Japan totaled 10,102 in six months through June 9, some 30 times the total for the year-before period, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
An expert from China is visiting Japan to help Tokyo's Ueno Zoo prepare for the expected birth of a giant panda cub. (Jiji Press)
Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party, has come under fire from both the ruling and opposition camps over remarks she made about the March 2011 severe nuclear accident. (Jiji Press)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, pitching his economic policies to his fellow leaders at the just-ended summit of the Group of Eight nations in Northern Ireland, has put himself in a bind with the need to show a blueprint for achieving both growth and fiscal rehabilitation. (Kyodo)
The prime minister's former director of communications, Andy Coulson, has appeared in court charged with perjury.
Among about 200,000 traffic signals nationwide, 16 percent are being used beyond the end of the expected lifetime of their electrical systems and some have even toppled over due to age, according to the National Police Agency. (Yomiuri)
McDonald's Holdings Co. has announced it will sell new premium hamburgers priced around 500 yen for a limited period from June 24. (Yomiuri)
The government's Council for Science and Technology Policy is likely to permit a study on growing human organs in animals by modifying their embryos, sources have said. (Yomiuri)
Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, will likely see its summer "traffic jam" of climbers worsen this year thanks to its expected addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Yomiuri)